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World War 2 Rages Again in the Fields of Elks Page Park

World War 2 Rages Again in the Fields of Elks Page Park

The sound of gun and canon, the rumble of armored vehicles and the screams and yells of men in battle filled the air over this past weekend in Dixon. Elks Page Park filled in for the battlefields of Normandy in 1944.  The tenth Annual World War 2 Reenactment brought the sights and sounds of the…

United Way Day of Caring Reaches Out Across Lee County

United Way Day of Caring Reaches Out Across Lee County

Organizers say this year’s United Way Day of Caring was a huge success; as volunteers worked on almost 40 projects for 12 different nonprofit agencies in 5 towns across Lee County. The Lee County United Way said “We would like to say thank you to all the volunteers, businesses, and non-profits who participated in the…

Hundreds Come Out to Cheer On Dixon’s Newest Star, Isaiah Roby

Hundreds Come Out to Cheer On Dixon’s Newest Star, Isaiah Roby

Friday evening the clouds in the sky opened up and there was no way it was going to rain on Isaiah Roby’s Parade. Friday the City of Dixon held a procession down Galena Avenue and then back to the Public Safety Building for the newest member of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.  The procession was escorted…

Whiteside Sheriff Deputies Issue Feeling Cute Challenge

Whiteside Sheriff Deputies Issue Feeling Cute Challenge

The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department decided they just wanted to have a little fun. They have also turned this fun into a challenge to other law enforcement agencies in the Sauk Valley. If you go to their Facebook page you will see one of their deputies draped over the hood of a patrol vehicle.  Above…

Local Sports

Isaiah Roby Drafted by Detroit, Headed to the Dallas Mavericks

Isaiah Roby Drafted by Detroit, Headed to the Dallas Mavericks

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks traded down in the second round of the NBA draft Thursday night, ending up with Nebraska forward Isaiah Roby at No. 45 overall. Dallas initially selected Deividas Sirvydis of Lithuania with their scheduled 37th pick, but agreed to trade his rights to the Detroit Pistons for Roby and two…

Final List of State Champions from the 2018-2019 School Year

Final List of State Champions from the 2018-2019 School Year

As we reflect on the 2018-2019 High School Sports Season, 77 Champions were crowned in 31 different IHSA Sports throughout the year. So which schools brought home state championships and how many? Here is the list of the Champions crowned during the 2018-2019 year. *BOLD* include local Northern Illinois Teams Naperville North- 4 East St…

IHSA Approves Several Items for 2019-2020 School Year

IHSA Approves Several Items for 2019-2020 School Year

The IHSA recently approved some changes that will begin in the 2019-2020 School Year: In Boys and Girls Basketball- the Mercy Rule will now be used in postseason State Series games. This means if a team is winning by 30 points or more in the 4th quarter, the clock will continue to run. This is…

Music News

Madonna scores 47th #1 dance hit, but loses top spot on U.K. album chart to Bruce

Madonna scores 47th #1 dance hit, but loses top spot on U.K. album chart to Bruce

Andy Lecompte @andylecompteMadonna’s the Queen of Pop, but she’s also the Queen of Dance: She’s just scored her 47th #1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart.  She has more chart toppers on that tally than any other artist. The song that did it for her is “Medellín,” her collaboration with Maluma from her new album…

Ingrid Michaelson taps Meghan Trainor, Evan Rachel Wood for “Pretty” new video

Ingrid Michaelson taps Meghan Trainor, Evan Rachel Wood for “Pretty” new video

Cabin 24Ingrid Michaelson’s new song, “Pretty,” was inspired by the Netflix hit Stranger Things — and now the video is being used to help support a good cause. “Pretty” is from Ingrid’s upcoming album inspired by the series, Stranger Songs. The song takes its inspiration from the scene in the show’s first season where Eleven,…

A Vegas star is born: Lady Gaga extends her two residency shows through next spring

A Vegas star is born: Lady Gaga extends her two residency shows through next spring

Inez and Vinoodh/PRNewsfoto/MGM Resorts InternationalLady Gaga has hit the jackpot with her Las Vegas residency, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. The Oscar-winning star has extended her two shows at the Park Theater in Sin City through next spring.  Enigma, which features over the top production and Gaga’s pop hits, and Jazz + Piano, which features…

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